Mama’s story

Mama’s story is a family history and family tree, a small self-published book and documentary film script based on interviews with the film-maker’s mother about her family history. It traces 6 generations of women, and includes a migration from the Chinese mainland to Malaya, under British occupation and the toll of the second world war.

The story describes how two women, the maternal and paternal grandmothers, of a family with Hakka origin, left China to build a life abroad. The Hakka people are a subgroup of the Han people in China, and have many subsequent groups themselves as they are known as a Nomadic people who have made their world their home.

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